About Machapunga Ecotours

Captain Peter Boettger grew up fishing and crabbing on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.  In 1985 he completed Physician’s Assistant training at Duke University Medical Center and in 2002 he earned an MS in Biology at East Carolina University. Captain Peter has been fishing and hunting the Pamlico since moving to Greenville, NC in 1987. He has remained involved in local environmental activism since that time, including six years of service on the Pamlico-Tar River Foundation’s board of directors from 2004 to 2010.

Now retired from Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, he lives with his wife Linda, and continues to enjoy hunting and fishing with their two sons. His other interests are history, playing traditional music on the fiddle, and writing.


Delilah is a 25 foot shallow draft, center console Parker that can slip into calm back waters or safely handle wind and waves with ease and comfort, licensed to carry up to 6 passengers. Your safety is the top priority. Most tours and trips are scheduled during morning hours in order to avoid higher afternoon winds and storms.